This qualitative study addresses how social finance investors select potential innovative projects and the principles they judge important in their work. Our findings show a combination of criteria, including entrepreneurial motivations and environmental, social and governance commitments, and clarify the nature of the impacts they seek. Though not all interviewees had knowledge about the concept of responsibility, they nonetheless mobilized a broad set of principles that are closely aligned with the aims and practices of Responsible Innovation.
Silva., H., Lehoux, P., Sabio R. P., (2023). Mobilizing capital for responsible innovation: the role of social finance in supporting innovative projects. Journal of Responsible Innovation.